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PREP FOOTBALL 2000 / SOUTH COAST LEAGUE

Trabuco Hills

September 01, 2000

1999 RECORD: 5-5 overall, 2-3 in league

COACH: Bill Crow (27-25-1 in 5 seasons at school)

RETURNING STARTERS: 5 on offense, 5 on defense

TOP RETURNERS

J.T. Ayers, QB, 5-9, 165, Sr.; John Baggerly, WR/QB/FS, 6-0, 180, Jr.; Bo Baggerly, OLB, 6-1, 192, Sr.; Brian Carroll, OLB, 6-1, 184, Sr.; E.J. Chanda, OT, 6-3, 275, Sr.; Tyler Christensen, TE, 6-0, 190, Sr.; Tyler Crandal, OT, 6-6, 255, Sr.; Travis Gendreau, WR, 5-7, 148, Sr.; Kevin Hayes, OLB, 6-0, 173, Sr.; David Keating, WR, 5-10, 172, Sr.; John Kirby, DB, 5-9, 170, Sr.; Jon Nelson, WR, 6-3, 185, Sr.; Deante Pate, RB, 5-8, 180, Sr.; Dan Tellez, RB, 5-9, 180, Sr.; Greg Tenuta, RB, 5-8, 165, Sr.; Ben Waters, DT, 6-0, 251, Sr.; Brian White, QB, 6-4, 170, So.

TOP NEWCOMERS

Matt Bruno, DB, 5-11, 173, Jr.; Reed Cody, TE/LB, 6-2, 205, Sr.; Jimmy Collins, DT, 6-4, 275, Sr.; Kyle Collins, C, 6-2, 254, Sr.; Ian Hammond, OL, 6-3, 300, Jr.; John Parent, RB/LB, 5-11, 207, Jr.; Mario Ramirez, QB, 5-9, 160, Jr.; Tony Trahan, LB, 5-9, 206, So.; Travis Wittick, DB, 5-10, 170, So.

OUTLOOK

The Mustangs' biggest problem last year was scoring touchdowns. But the offense figures to be much improved with five starters returning, plenty of depth at running back and the emergence of White, a talented drop-back passer. John Baggerly started at quarterback last year, but he will probably be moved to wide receiver to better utilize his speed and make way for White. Chanda (second-team all-league) and Crandal give Trabuco Hills stability and size at the tackles. Crow had one of his better off-seasons in years, welcoming three transfers from Arizona--the Collins brothers from Phoenix Shadow Mountain and Cody from Yuma. Dan Collins, father of Kyle and Jimmy, will be Crow's offensive coordinator and tight ends coach. The secondary is solid with Ayers and John Baggerly back, but the defensive line is young. The Mustangs don't figure to challenge Mission Viejo or San Clemente, but third place is a real possibility. "It'll come down to attitude," Crow said. "If we can stay together all year, we'll be all right."

SCHEDULE

Sept. 7 vs. Covina Charter Oak; 15 vs. Laguna Hills at Mission Viejo HS; 22 vs. Villa Park at El Modena HS; 28 at Aliso Niguel.

Oct. 6 vs. Fountain Valley; 13 vs. El Toro; 20 at Dana Hills; 27 vs. Mission Viejo.

Nov. 3 at San Clemente; 9 vs. Capistrano Valley.

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